Dr. Katharina Wiedlack
American Studies Scholar
I am Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the Department of English and American Studies, Humboldt University Berlin. Previously I was Post-Doc Fellow at the Department of English and American Studies, Europa-Universität Flensburg, the Department of English and American Studies, University of Vienna and Visiting Professor at the Center for Advanced Media Studies, Johns Hopkins University. My research fields are primarily queer and feminist theory, popular culture, postsocialist, decolonial and disability studies. Currently, I am working on a research project focused on the construction of Russia's most vulnerable citizens within Western media.
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Research Experience
International Projects and Fellowships
Humboldt Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral Researchers
Post-doctoral research fellow for American Studies at Europe University Flensburg and at Humboldt University Berlin (10/2018 - 09/2019). The project analyses media respresentations of Russia in contemporary US-American media.
Hertha Firnberg Research Post-Doc Fellow (FWF)
'Looking Eastward: US-Identity, Western Values, and Vulnerable Russian Bodies' project at the Department for English and American Studies, University of Vienna (10/2015 - 09/2018).
Visiting Professor
Department of Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Stony Brook University, New York, USA (04-05/2018).
Visiting Professor
Center for Advanced Media Studies, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA (02-05/2017).
Writer in Residence
Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia, New York University, USA (09/2015 - 05/2016)
Project Coordinator
Gender Research Office, University of Vienna (04/2008-09/2015).
Publications
Monographs, Anthologies, Articles
Teaching experience
at international Universities
Visiting Professor
Introduction into intersectional Women and Gender Studies, The NY-St. Petersburg Institute of Linguistics, Cognition and Culture, St. Petersburg State University, in collaboration with Stony Brook University (07-08/2918).
Lecturer
Apocalypse Now: Narratives of Crisis and Catastrophe in the 21st Century, International lecture series, Department of English and American Studies, University of Vienna (10/2017-01/2018).
Visiting Professor
Contested Bodies, contested Identities: An Introduction into intersectional Women and Gender Studies, The NY-St. Petersburg Institute of Linguistics, Cognition and Culture, St. Petersburg State University, in collaboration with Stony Brook University (07/2017).
Lecturer
From the Cold War to the New Cold War: US national identity, popular culture, race, class and gender, MA course, Department of English and American Studies, University of Vienna (10/2016-01/2017).
Visiting Professor
Popular Music from a Transnational Perspective: Punk Rock here and there, The NY-St. Petersburg Institute of Linguistics, Cognition and Culture (NYI), St. Petersburg State University in collaboration with Stony Brook University (07/2016).
Visiting Professor
Teaching Global Disability Studies from a Post-Colonial and Post-Socialist Perspective, Center for Regional Studies and Center for Rehabilitation Studies, State Technical University Novosibirsk, Russia (06/2015).
Lecturer
Popularmusik, Queer-feministischer Widerstand und Queer-Theorie, MA course, Department of Musicology and Linguistics, University of Vienna (10/2013-01/2014).
Lecturer
Biopower and the regulation of non-normative bodies: focus dis/ability, for the MA Gender Studies, together with Prof. Dr. Sigrid Schmitz, Department for Culture- and Social Anthropology, University of Vienna (03-05/2013).
Coach
Gender – Technology – Output, Workshop for the MA Gender Studies, Department for Culture- and Social Anthropology, University of Vienna (06/2011).
Coach
Discussing the Contributions of Psychoanalysis to Gender Theory, Workshop for the MA Gender Studies, Department for Culture- and Social Anthropology, University of Vienna (06/2010).
Lecturer
Queer-feminist theory and Music Subcultures, Department for Gender Studies, Charles University Prague (05/2010).
Coach
Body meets Brain, Workshop for the MA Gender Studies, Department for Culture- and Social Anthropology, University of Vienna (06/2009).
Lecturer
Body Regimes and Gender, MA seminar, together with Dr. Marlen Bidwell-Steiner, Department for Culture- and Social Anthropology, University of Vienna (03-05/2009).
Coach
Body Meets Politics, Workshop for the MA Gender Studies, Department for Culture- and Social Anthropology, University of Vienna (05/2009).
Lecturer
Six individual courses in German Language, Literature and Austrian Cultural Studies, Faculty for Foreign Languages, State University Moscow (09/2003-01/2004).
Biography
Katharina is currently Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the Department of English and American Studies, Humboldt University in Berlin. Previously she was Post-Doc Fellow at the Department of English and American Studies at the University of Vienna, the Department of English and American Studies at Europa-Universität Flensburg and Visiting Professor at the Center for Advanced Media Studies, Johns Hopkins University. She did research at the University of California, Berkeley, the Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia at New York University and taught at Lomonossow University Moscow, State University St. Petersburg, and the University of Vienna, among others. She was Project Coordinator at the Gender Research Office at the University of Vienna from April 2008 to September 2015. Her research fields are primarily queer and feminist theory, popular culture, postsocialist, decolonial and disability studies. Currently, she is working on a research project focused on the construction of Russia's most vulnerable citizens within Western media.
Our contacts
Feel free to write to kathiwiedlack@gmail.com, or visit Katharina's social and academic media pages.

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